Marion town clerk to be honored by peers

Mar 30, 2023

MARION— Town clerk Elizabeth Magauran has been selected by the Massachusetts Town Clerk Association to hold the position of Certified Massachusetts Municipal Clerk (CMMC) designation. 

According to a Massachusetts Town Clerk Association press release, only 121 of the state’s 301 active town clerks are Massachusetts Municipal Clerk certified.

According to the Massachusetts Town Clerk Association website, town clerks that receive this certification possess “the resources to locate information relating to the position in the Massachusetts General Laws.”

Magauran was appointed as town clerk in 2019 following Ray Pickles’ resignation the same year. She has yet to respond to requests for comment. 

Prior to her position as town clerk, Magauran simultaneously  served as Assistant Town Clerk and as Administrative Assistant for the Conservation Commission from 2017 to 2019 according to the press release. 

According to the press release, in order to receive the certification Magauran attended Massachusetts Town Clerk Association classes and passed a 250 question exam.

According to the press release, the exam tests knowledge of “Massachusetts General Laws in categories such as elections and election procedures, vital records, campaign and political finance, town meetings, Chapter 40A (planning), Chapter 41 (zoning), ethics and public records.”

Magauran will receive her certificate at the Massachusetts Town Clerk Association’s spring conference in Plymouth on June 8.